Theme: Science – Earth and Space Sciences
Students will learn how water is used and moved by people and nature. They will study the unique properties of water and understand its importance to life on Earth.
- Discuss prior knowledge of water and its uses.
- Explore the observable properties of clear liquids using senses of sight, hearing and smell.
- Investigate the water cycle by making a model to collect fresh water from salt water.
- Observe capillary action in paper and relate to movement of water in plants.
- Discuss a transpiration demonstration.
- Investigate the movement of water against gravity using a siphon.
- Explore surface tension holding water molecules together.
- Conduct chemical tests to identify pollution in different water samples.
- Observe a natural water filter cleaning muddy water and think about designing their own filter.
- Set up an ongoing experiment to investigate the growth of plants with different types of contaminated water.
Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions
- People use science in their daily lives. (VCSSU041)
- Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life. (VCSSU046)
- Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
- Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
- Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations. (VCSIS053)
- Compare observations and predictions with those of others.(VCSIS054)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways. (VCSIS055)
“Jenelle was excellent with the students and had good classroom control. It helped that she had a background in classroom teaching which is excellent for an incursion.”
– Methodist Ladies College, 2019